Events

Jan
21
Tue
Feminist Legal Forum presents: Canada as a Destination for International Surrogacy @ Room 207, Robson Hall
Jan 21 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

The Feminist Legal Forum presents: “Canada as a Destination for International Surrogacy” with Professor Karen Busby.

12:00 p.m. on January 21, 2020 in Robson Hall room 207.

In the talk we will explore why Canada has become a destination country for those seeking to have children with a surrogate and whether Canadians ought to be concerned about this development.

Jan
22
Wed
Runnymede Society event – A New Hope: Will the Trilogy Save Canadian Administrative Law? @ Moot Courtroom B, Robson Hall
Jan 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

In light of the SCC Vavilov trilogy, Professors Gerald Heckman and Gerard Kennedy will discuss whether the trilogy will help or hinder Canadian Administrative law.

The Runnymede Society is named for the meadow by the Thames River in which King John of England sealed the Magna Carta over 800 years ago. The Society was founded in 2016 as a national student membership organization dedicated to exploring the ideas and ideals of constitutionalism, the rule of law, and individual liberty.

Jan
23
Thu
CDO Presents – Department of Justice Information Session – Moot B Thursday January 23, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00PM – Reception from 1:00 – 1:50 PM
Jan 23 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The CDO will be facilitating a DOJ information session with a panel of guests ( TBA) from 12:00- 1:00PM in Moot B with a reception to follow in the Common Room.
If you are interested in working for the DOJ and plan on sending an application package in during the Articling recruit, I strongly encourage you to attend this event.

 

Jan
27
Mon
Criminal Law Group presents: Restorative Justice in Manitoba @ Room 207, Robson Hall
Jan 27 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Criminal Law Group presents Restorative Justice in Manitoba with special guest speaker, Michelle Joubert of Manitoba Justice

January 27th, 2020 at 12:00 in Room 207

Join us to learn more about restorative justice programming throughout Manitoba and the Restorative Justice Centre in Winnipeg, which was established to promote the use of restorative justice, enhance community safety and support healing by offering timely alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system.

Jan
28
Tue
LEVEL presents… People’s Court: Access to Justice Panel @ Moot B, Robson Hall
Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

LEVEL Presents…

People’s Court: Access to Justice Panel 

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at 12:00PM in Moot B

LEVEL, as a part of its initiative to raise awareness and promote discussions around barriers to equality and currents issues of access to justice, has arranged for a panel to speak to law students. This panel has a range of speakers from various organizations in Winnipeg that provide access to justice (A2J) services for Manitobans. The panel will provide an overview to law students of the various A2J services in Manitoba and why they should consider working or volunteering pro bono to promote better access to justice. The panel will focus on participants’ experience and the value gained from A2J services, as well as the challenges they see in Manitoba when it comes to A2J issues.

Confirmed guests include…

Tarik Daoudi, Articling Student of Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba representing InfoJustice Manitoba
Byron Williams, Director of Public Interest Law Centre
Paula Hamilton, Executive Director of Legal Help Centre
An Aboriginal Court Worker from Manitoba Department of Justice
A Representative from Community Legal Education Association

As well, we hope to have a Protection Order Designate (POD) from the Family Violence Team at A Woman’s Place join, subject to availability.

This event is open to all and will include a Q & A period at the end.

Want to learn more before the panel?
InfoJustice: https://infojustice.ca/a-propos/
Public Interest Law Centre (PILC): https://www.legalaid.mb.ca/pilc/public-interest-law-centre/
Legal Help Centre (LHC): http://legalhelpcentre.ca/
Community Legal Education Association (CLEA): https://www.communitylegal.mb.ca/
Aboriginal Court Worker Program of Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/courts/aboriginalcourtworkers.html
A Woman’s Place: https://norwestcoop.ca/program_service/a-womans-place/

For more information about other Access to Justice Programs in Manitoba, go to:
https://cba-mb.ca/For-The-Public/Access-To-Justice-Agencies

Please feel free to contact Breanna Sheppard or Marie Gravoso, Co-Directors of Outreach for University of Manitoba’s LEVEL Chapter with any questions you might have.

Breanna Sheppard
J.D. Candidate, 2021 – Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
T: 431.588.2065
E: sheppar1@myumanitoba.ca

Marie Gravoso
J.D. Candidate, 2021 – Robson Hall, University of Manitoba
E: gravoscm@myumanitoba.ca

Jan
30
Thu
Robson Hall Mini Moot 2020 @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Jan 30 all-day

ROBSON HALL ANNUAL MINI MOOT 2020

Gain valuable experience preparing arguments and debating on contemporary Human Rights issues! The Mini Moot will take place on JANUARY 30 & 31, 2020 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Hosted by the Clinical Experience Committee, judged by lawyers of the Manitoba Bar Association, and sponsored by the Manitoba Law Student’s Association.

Open to all law students. Sign up in teams of two for the side of your choice. Case to be announced.

Robson Hall Visiting Scholar, Dr. Albert Evrard, presents on Human Rights & Older Adults @ 200B Human Ecology Building
Jan 30 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Robson Hall Visiting Scholar, Dr. Albert Evrard, presents on Human Rights & Older Adults

Thursday, Jan. 30, 1:00 p.m. in Human Ecology Building Room 200B

Presentation Abstract

How Human Rights crosses the paths of the elderly, and why is this crossing so difficult to think about?

After a lengthy period of maturation, Law and Aging has increasingly developed, in some countries, into a fully recognized discipline (courses, trainings, journals, Master Programs, scholarship, etc.). This transversal and thematic discipline draws inspiration from domestic and regional legal developments as well as international public and international private law.  As longevity lengthens and as the global population ages, the Human Rights of the Older Persons has quickly become an expending area of concern and research interest.

At Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, the main research project consists of updating 15 years of evolution in International and Regional Human Rights and suggest a comprehensive articulation of freedoms, rights and duties fitting this specific cohort of population. The updating draws upon the growing abundance of hard (court decisions, quasi-judicial decisions, and treaty-based obligations) and soft law – the bulk of which arises from international and regional materials – relevant to Ageing. It incorporates and canvasses the political context within which the evolution has occurred.

Bio

An Attorney and Legal Adviser based in Brussels (Belgium) for 14 years, Albert Evrard shifted from practice to academia to cultivate a long-held commitment to research and action related to Aging, an interest animated by the Occidental world’s consideration of growing older as an integral life-giving process. Begun with an initial investigation of law and domestic violence, the research deepened through an exploration of Old Age in Art and an in-depth investigation of theological, spiritual and anthropological approaches to Aging as individual and collective phenomenon (2013-2015, National Gallery of Ontario, Regis College, University of Toronto). Bedrock experiences in Elder Law Clinic in Canada and USA – including an internship at the Elder Law Legal Clinic in Montreal (McGill University) proved central informative experiences. Important aspects of this research and action journey included time spent in nursing homes (including one in Portage-la-Prairie and Jerusalem).  This experiential piece allowed for the development of self-awareness, profound insights into ethical issues and knowledge of the resources available to the elderly, to staff who work with the elderly. This 2019-2020 Visiting Research Position at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba offers a great opportunity to update a book published in 2005 (in French) on Older Persons: A International and European Human Rights Perspective, as well as to explore related issues and developments.

Book Launch: Sexual Regulation & the Law @ McNally Robinson Booksellers Atrium
Jan 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

McNally Robinson Booksellers & Demeter Press

are pleased to present editors

Richard Jochelson & James Gacek

launching

Sexual Regulation and the Law: A Canadian Perspective

Thursday January 30, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium
Featuring David Ireland, Brayden McDonald, and Alicia Read-Dueck

This book seeks to do more than tell a story of broad generalities about the law. It forges the links between the history of law and modern iterations of judgments pertaining to that law. Newer laws in Canada have been drafted to recognize that sexual expression can be a means of violence inherently, and thus an exploration of modern sexual digital expression and its emerging jurisprudence represent a new frontier in the regulation of sex and sexuality in Canada. The contributors explore how legal regulation has responded to these new crimes.

Richard Jochelson is a faculty member at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba and holds his PhD in law from Osgoode Hall. He has published peer-reviewed articles dealing with obscenity, indecency, and police powers. He is a member of the Bar of Manitoba and has co-authored/co-edited several books.

James Gacek is a doctoral candidate at Edinburgh Law School. He continues to publish in areas of incarceration, genocidal carcerality, critical issues in media, justice, and security studies, the exploitation of human-animal relations, and the broader politics of judicial reasoning.

David Ireland is an Assistant Professor at Robson Hall, University of Manitoba. He practiced criminal law as both Crown and defence counsel before joining the faculty in 2016. His graduate thesis focused on plea-bargaining process in Manitoba.

Brayden McDonald is JD candidate who is entering into his final year of study at Robson Hall. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Studies in 2016 from the University of Manitoba. Brayden has done legal research in the field of international nuclear disarmament.

Alicia Dueck-Read is a law student at the University of Manitoba. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Winnipeg and her Masters of Arts in Peace, Development, Security, and International Conflict Transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Jan
31
Fri
Robson Hall Mini Moot 2020 @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Jan 31 all-day

ROBSON HALL ANNUAL MINI MOOT 2020

Gain valuable experience preparing arguments and debating on contemporary Human Rights issues! The Mini Moot will take place on JANUARY 30 & 31, 2020 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Hosted by the Clinical Experience Committee, judged by lawyers of the Manitoba Bar Association, and sponsored by the Manitoba Law Student’s Association.

Open to all law students. Sign up in teams of two for the side of your choice. Case to be announced.

Feb
3
Mon
TDS wine and cheese Reception for 1L and 2L’s – February 3rd, 2020
Feb 3 all-day

Link to register for reception/networking event:

https://www.tdslaw.com/events/2020-mlsa-networking-event/

 

Link to Summer Student application page:

https://www.tdslaw.com/career/summer-students/